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MDC Youths speak on Chamisa Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu
18 Feb 2019 at 07:44hrs | Views
MDC Youth Assembly National Chairperson Happymore Chidziva says Nelson Chamisa is not the Acting President of MDC but a substantive President who was elected by the National Council at the directive of the district chairpersons after the passing away of veteran opposition leader Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

Chidziva was reacting to statements by an MDC pressure group which has threatened to file an urgent high court application barring Chamisa from acting as MDC President claiming that his tenure expired on February 14 according to Party constitution.

Find the full statement below:

I am forced to tell the nation how it all happened.

B4 the death of our founding President Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai the MDC-T party called for a national council that was to decide who shall be the acting President as our dear President was seriously ill.

The night before the meeting the President passed away. We were left with no option but to continue with the meeting in that meeting Advocate Nelson Chamisa was unanimously elected acting President. After the burial of the Founding President, we meet with District chairpersons of all wings to consult on way forward who then directed national Council to go and elect a President to replace President Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

The council was called and President Advocate Nelson Chamisa was elected as the President of the party that's why He is not acting President but The actual President of the MDC. We went into an election under MDC alliance as the electoral identity. Khupe participated under MDC-T with a few members who have lost in party primary elections like Chinyadza.

After the elections, we then fulfilled the dream of Baba Morgan Tsvangirai of forming one formidable force to fight the ZANU PF regime and we are MDC as led by advocate Nelson Chamisa. Which will then renew re organise modernise the party as per Constitution and in line with the direction of the party organs at the end of the 4th Congress term.

The MDC will not be directed by ZANU PF factions to do internal processes. We will define our own ways and have already defined. I explained this such that people don't get lost Advocate Nelson Chamisa is not an acting President he is substantive President of the movement. we are not obsessed with elections at this Congress but to shape the politics of the country by defining correct politics and giving the alternative idea.

Source - Byo24News